raqi president says addressing climate change is 'priority'

  • 06.06.2022

"Desertification affects 39% of our lands and water scarcity is negatively affecting all parts of the country and is leading to a loss in fertility of agricultural lands due to salinization," he said, warning that Iraq's water demands are increasing with an increase in population as he claimed the country's population will nearly double to 80 million by 2050.